US Rockies gas focus points up need for access, risk takers, infrastructure

The last 20 years of the Rocky Mountains oil and gas exploration and production business have been tumultuous.Not only have there been major changes in the size and names of the companies doing the exploration, there have been changes in:The recognition of the character of reservoirs and traps.The technological methodology used in both exploration and development.Most of the major companies have left; they have been replaced with independents and small to larger private and public companies.Natural gas has become the primary focus of exploration.Increased use of seismic, especially 3D seismic, has reduced exploration and development risks, and new drilling and completion techniques have g...

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